KUT Morning Newspod November 22, 2011
Georgetown Puts Dog Adoptions on Hold
The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter has temporarily suspended the adoption of dogs. The city says a significant number of dogs at the shelter have flu-like symptoms and are being quarantined.
“We’ve consulted with our veterinarian and are treating the dogs that are affected,” Jackie Carey, animal services manager, said in a press release. “Suspending adoptions of dogs allows us to monitor them while we take the steps necessary to get them feeling better.”
The city plans to continue dog adoptions by December 5th.
AISD In-District Charter Proposal Facing Opposition
The superintendent of the largest school district in Central Texas wants to partner with a charter school. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen thinks it would be a good way to improve grades at some struggling East Austin schools. But as KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, that hope ran into some strong opposition Monday night.
Houston Pushes to Keep Energy Title
There are some people in Houston who worry that the city could suffer the same fate as Detroit: a place that once dominated an industry and now doesn’t. For StateImpact Texas, Dave Fehling reports on threats to Houston’s claim as “the world’s energy capital.”